PHY 211 : General Physics I
This course and Physics 212 are a one-year calculus-based introduction to the principles of physics and their applications. Topics include vectors, kinematics, Newton's law of motion, work/energy, momentum, and rotational motion. Emphasis is placed on understanding through problem solving. This course is transferable to four-year engineering degrees. Prerequisite: MTH 214 with a grade of C or better. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery. 4 credits Fall, Spring, Summer
- Apply knowledge of forces, energy, momentum, and torque to solve both numerical and symbolic physics problems.
- Utilize mathematical tools such as dimensional analysis, vectors, and basic calculus.
- Model real world situations using physics tools and concepts.
- Analyze laboratory data, including sources of error.
- Recognize the power and proper usage of scientific thinking and methods.